John Williams (4) ‎– Star Wars (A New Hope) (The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

RCA Victor ‎– BG2 68746
2 × CD, Album, Club Edition, Remastered, Special Edition

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Re-released expanded edition of the original soundtrack album to coincide with cinematic re-release of original Star Wars Trilogy Special Editions. Contains previously unreleased music.
32-page booklet includes extensive liner notes, photographs, and a recording log for the Star Wars scoring sessions.

Track 1-13b is hidden (although stated and explained on liner notes), starting at minute 5:00 of track 1-13a, after two minutes of silence. It consists of five recorded takes of the "Main Title", presented consecutively with slate numbers and incidental noise; they were takes 16 through 20 of the original recording sessions. Track 1-2 is actually an edited version, using portions from takes 18, 19, and 20. The total duration of track 1-13 (called "Archival Bonus Track") is 17:00.

Tracks previously unreleased: 1-8 (Learn About The Force), 1-13, 2-4
Tracks containing previously unreleased music: 1-5, 1-8 (Tales Of A Jedi Knight), 2-2 (Imperial Cruiser Pursuit)

Recorded at Anvil Studios, Denham, England, March 5, 8-12, 15, and 16, 1977.
35mm Magnetic elements transferred at The North Room, Zanuck Theatre, Twentieth Century Fox Studios, Los Angeles, CA, April 1996.
16-Track analog elements transferred at Trax, Hollywood, CA, May 1996.
Digitally assembled and mastered at Digiprep, Hollywood, CA, April-June 1996.

All music published by Bantha Music, Inc. (BMI).
Co-published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).

℗ & © 1997 Lucasfilm Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 7749-940676 6 02
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): 6706
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): DIDX-052707 2
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L323
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): 6700
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): DIDX-053755 1